Hand-made binding for Dryad booklet 127 'Cord Knotting'. Cover reflects subject.
Sheet of white paper block printed in blue with a wave pattern, with label on back. Eileen made this design and then printed the paper using a lino block as part of the occupational therapy course.
Sample of rug making using rags in shades of blue, green and purple. Fringes have been made at either end from the warp threads.
Sample of rug making with pink, blue and brown knotted rug wool. Fringes have been made at either end from the warp threads.
Leather belt made from soft leather pre-cut shapes plus leather thongs. Possibly made for teaching elderly patients in local authority homes.
Case for a cigarette lighter made from black leather stamped to resemble crocodile skin, unlined, with black press stud, with black plastic thonging. Possibly made for teaching elderly patients in local authority homes.
Straw mat made by coiling ready-made straw plait interspersed with sections of orange and blue felt, and secured with pins.
Long, narrow cane-edged tray made on a Gordon Ellis plastic covered base supplied through the Nottingham Handicraft Company. The base appears to be hardboard covered with sticky-back plastic, dating the tray to the 1960s.
Two small fawn coloured felt puppies with black felt ears and tails, red felt tongues and leather collars, white and black felt eyes and eyebrows, whiskers, nose and mouth drawn in black ink. Sewn together with blanket stitch. Made for Eileen's children, Deborah (short nose) and Michael (long nose) by James Greenman, commercial artist and patient of Eileen Mary Ambrose. Mr Greenman would attend a class Eileen ran for patients every Tuesday afternoon, and would invent items to make. One of the puppy's legs has become detached.
Flat cane basket made using a Swedish Basketry base supplied by the Crown Pressing Company.